Denmark accuses Iran of a murder plot against an Iranian dissident in Copenhagen. Enter the secret services of Iran and Saudi Arabia now also in Europe a dirty war?
The inhabitants of the Danish capital Copenhagen had on 28 september that there was something wrong. A large-scale deployment of police officers, roads and bridges closed, turned the traffic complete …
The inhabitants of the Danish capital Copenhagen had on 28 september that there was something wrong. A large-scale deployment of police officers, roads and bridges closed, turned the traffic completely flat and isolated the capital, some of the outside world.
The Danish minister of Foreign Affairs, Anders Samuelsen, the head of the Danish intelligence service, Finn Borch Andersen, gave only this week an explanation. Denmark accuses Iran of a murder plot against an Iranian opponent in Copenhagen lives. The dissident, there would be the ‘Arab Struggle Movement for the Liberation of Ahvaz’ (ASMLA), a separatist movement which claims to fight against the discrimination of the Arab minority in southwestern Iran, on the border with Iraq.
An Iranian boy with the Norwegian nationality, who is in the vicinity of the house of the opponent was spotted, it was almost a month later in Sweden was arrested and is now extradited to Denmark. Andersen, the chief of the Danish intelligence services, appeared Tuesday sure his piece: ‘We have to deal with the Iranian secret services that an attack was planned and executed on Danish soil, ” he said. “Of course we can and will not accept.’
Denmark called in the meantime, his ambassador returned from Iran and is discussing with its EU partners or sanctions should follow. Bahram Qassemi, spokesman of the Iranian ministry of Foreign Affairs, said the allegations against. “This is the continuation of the conspiracies of our enemies to the Iranian relations with Europe to harm at this critical time,” he said.
Next Monday is going to be a second round of aggressive U.s. sanctions against Iran, a result of the fact that president Donald Trump, the nuclear agreement with Iran to 2015 opzegde. The European Union continues to have to stick to that agreement and is against new sanctions. A scandal in Europe would be Iran, in that context, turn out bad.
Only it is not the first time that Iran is accused opponents in Europe to endorse. In november last year was Ahmad Mola Nissi (52), a leader of the Dutch branch of the ASMLA, in The Hague on the street shot. France accuses Iran of an attempted bomb attack against a conference of the Mujahedin-e-Khalq, another oppositiegroep against the Iranian regime is fighting, in June in Paris. For that the plot was a Belgian-Iranian couple arrested in Brussels, and an Iranian diplomat in Austria, which gave them the explosives would have supplied that in their car were found. One of the conference speakers was Rudy Giuliani, former mayor of New York and attorney of president Trump.
With the alleged Danish plot involved would that point to an increasing activity of the Iranian secret services in Europe and elsewhere, in the context of the elimination of opponents and the regional power struggle with Saudi Arabia and the U.S. as a major Saudi ally. Iran accuses Saudi Arabia of its Iranian opposition groups abroad, with financial support.
Saudi Arabia recently got itself into disrepute with the death of the Saudi dissident Jamal Khashoggi (59) in the Saudi consulate in Istanbul. In addition, ‘disappeared’ between 2015 and 2017, three Saudi princes who had sought refuge in Europe. All three had they criticised the Saudi royal house, and they disappeared in mysterious circumstances. It is suspected that they kidnapped were by the saudis and in the best case, in a cell sit.
The growing list of ‘incidents’ seems to illustrate how Iran and Saudi Arabia also Europe more and more as a legitimate battleground, to see in their mutual dirty war. Which, according to Middle east expert James Dorsey, “the pot boiler accusation that he is black see”.